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Title: Breedplan
Contributor(s): Tier, B  (author)
Publication Date: 2004
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Abstract: BREEDPLAN is a modern genetic evaluation system for beef cattle breeders. It is based in Australia, with clients worldwide. BREEDPLAN offers bull breeders the potential to accelerate genetic progress in their herds, and to provide objective information on stock they sell to commercial breeders.BREEDPLAN uses the world's most advanced genetic evaluation system (based on Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) technology) to produce Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) of recorded cattle for a range of important production traits (eg. weight, carcase, fertility).Included in the calculation of EBVs are the animal's own performance, the performance of known relatives, the heritability of each trait and the relationship between the different traits ie. a world class genetic evaluation model, combining all traits in one analysis.All breeds of beef cattle in Australia use BREEDPLAN. For most, the BREEDPLAN genetic evaluation system has been integrated with the respective breed association's pedigree system. Substantial genetic improvement for traits of commercial importance have been demonstrated.
Publication Type: Software
Field of Research (FOR): 060412 Quantitative Genetics (incl Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
HERDC Category Description: G Software
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